Chelsea’s £28 Million Deal Is Already Done – Romano Has Claimed

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Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that Lewis Hall’s loan move from CHELSEA to Newcastle United has been made permanent.

The 19-year-old has only made 16 appearances in all competitions for Eddie Howe’s side this season after the decision was made in the summer window to allow him to depart the club.

Boss Mauricio Pochettino felt that he was not quite ready to make any sort of impact at the club and decided that he was one player that could benefit from a loan spell away from the club.

The loan move included an obligation to buy if Newcastle finished above 15th in the Premier League table, and their win over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday confirmed the Magpies are unable to finish any lower than 14th this season.

Now – Romano has opened up and claimed that Lewis Hall will not join Newcastle in a deal close to £28 million.

“When recently asked whether Hall was nailed on to join Newcastle on a permanent deal, Howe replied: “Yeah, I think so. That’s why I’m preparing for him to be here long term and I’m delighted with that because he has many qualities that we’re looking for.

“In terms of my thinking, I’m preparing for Lewis to be at Newcastle for many years. He was always brought in with a long-term view, not a short-term signing. He is a long-term signing.

“We have always believed in him and his quality and we have been working really hard with him on his game. He’s a really talented lad.

“He’s got a couple of things to continue working on as all the players have. I believe in him. My vision for him is he will be at Newcastle for many years.”